Pasighat serves as the headquarters of East Siang District, also referred to as the gateway to Arunachal Pradesh. Pasighat is located at an altitude of 153 m above the sea level and is founded by Britishers in the year 1911.
Agriculture is the major occupation of the locals here. Tourism is also the major source of income of Pasighat along with agriculture and horticulture.
Festivals In Pasighat:
- Mopin – Celebrated to keep evil spirits away. This is celebrated just before the season of sowing paddy, in April.
- Solung – This is the popular festival celebrated for 5 days in August.
How to Reach Pasighat:
Along Airport to Pasighat – 103 KM
Naharlagun to Pasighat – 249 KM
State Transport Bus Stand to Pasighat – 1 KM
Address: Pasighat, East Siang, Arunachal Pradesh 791102.
Places to Visit in Pasighat:
1. Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary:
Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary is Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over a cluster of river islands. One can sail and reach the place through the River Siang. Due to the unique ecosystem of this sanctuary made it a natural habitat for different species of birds including migratory birds like cranes, wild ducks, storks, waterfowls etc which come from Siberia and Mongolia from September to February every year. The sanctuary is a bonafide delight to the beginners and professional Ornithologists. The Sanctuary also consists of Hog deer, hispid hare and wild buffalo, sambars, elephants and other rainforest macro and microfauna.
Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary Timings: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM.
Time To Be Spent: 3 Hours
How to Reach Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary: 13 KM from the Pasighat.
Pangin is the town in Siang, It the junction where the River Siang and River Siyom meets. The green water of River Siang and the blue water of River Siyom meets and presents an imaging sight.
Pangin Timings: 24 Hours, but preferred to visit on day time.
How to Reach Pangin: 60 KM from Pasighat.
3. Kekar Monying
Kekar Monying is a mountain cliff near Rottung in East Siang. It is popular amongst the most well-known visitors in the zone of extra-ordinary verifiable significance to the territory of Arunachal Pradesh. There is also a black stone remembrance on the cliff, which is devoted to the Assistant Political Officer of the British, Noel Williamson who was executed by Matmur Jamoh, a local of Yagrung Village.
Kosming is the beautiful village on the left bank of Siang River. This place got the prominence when the Noel Williamson was murdered here when he carrying the message of the death of King Edward VII to the tribal chiefs. The place still has the original stone engraving and a more recent brass plaque “On this Spot was Murdered Noel Williamson, on 31st March 1911”.
One can reach this place only through Trekking.